Essays Tagged: "Divine Comedy"

An Analysis of the Opening of Canto XXVIII

1-3)The rhetorical question draws the reader into the passage because we know by this point in the Divine Comedy that Dante is a great poet. What is it that Dante sees before him on the brink of the ... o 25.The action of the man being split apart is also fairly significant. Every little detail of the Divine Comedy has been worked out and planned with the utmost precision. The ninth abyss is no excep ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.2 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The character Dante in "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri

The character of Dante in The Divine Comedy who descended into the infernocaused me to stop and think about this awful place. As t ... rpose of thisjourney into hell was to let Dante see the anguish there and choose. Perhaps this was adivine warning. In Canto 2, Beatrice, the symbol of Divine Love, an angelic spirit wassent to help a ...

(2 pages) 167 1 2.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Dante Alighieri importance in literature and how did his work reflected "the spirit of the Renaissance".

hs, the political faction in power at the time. All of Dante's work on The Comedy (later called The Divine Comedy, and consisting of three books: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) was done after his ... s the seeming foolishness of such an attempt by entitling his masterpiece The Comedy (the adjective Divine, indicating the religious nature of the work, was added in the sixteenth century). Obviously, ...

(3 pages) 87 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This essay compares the writing of Dante Alighieri Giovanni Boccaccio and, Francesco Petrarca.

he Renaissance, which were the "popolo vecchio, popolo grasso, and popolo minuto" (Symonds, p.5)The Divine Comedy was written during the period of Dante's exile from his native city of Florence. It wa ...

(9 pages) 76 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay deals with Dante's Inferno and how sin and love compare and contrast to each other throughout Inferno.

The Divine Comedy, despite its religious and political undertones, remains a piece of literature which c ... tion between the two can be interpreted as being a misleading form of love. Beatrice, the symbol of Divine Love, becomes an angelic spirit who now holds a place in heaven. She is informed of Dante's t ... the ruined slope, then there are criesand wailing and lament, and there they curse the force of the divine. I learned that those who undergo this torment are dammed because they sinned with the flesh, ...

(6 pages) 201 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Abelard and Heloise

Dante Alighieri wrote his Divine Comedy in the beginning of the fourteenth century. In his work, containing over one hundred c ... em where they belong for eternity. Dante, however, did not mention Abelard or Heloise in his entire Divine Comedy. Abelard and Heloise are the famous couple from the twelfth century who had an affair ... ind "is on fire with its old desire" to sin (132). Abelard later realizes that his castration was a divine act of God intended to free him "from the temptations of the flesh and the distractions of th ...

(9 pages) 45 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Dantes Purpose in Writing The Divine Comedy as Expressed in Cantos I through III of Dantes Inferno

ay through his life and faced with an ignominious end, Dante Alighieri wrote his greatest work, The Divine Comedy. We can understand Dante's motive in writing this epic by reading Cantos I through III ... erstand Dante's motive in writing this epic by reading Cantos I through III of Dante's Inferno. The Divine Comedy was a self-analysis by a man who found himself spiritually lost. Immediately in Canto ...

(5 pages) 105 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Dante's The Inferno

The Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's poem, the "Divine Comedy", which chronicles Dante's journey to God, and is made up of the "Inferno" (Hell), "Pu ... thy rain, and are tormented by Cerberus. Dante's ordering of sins is also inaccurate, he places the Diviners, Astrologers, and Magicians in circle eight. This must have been based on the way these pro ... e, and for this, Dante places them in circle eight with the thieves and falsifiers.Dante writes his Divine Comedy using the number 3 because of the holy trinity, and the number ten because it was cons ...

(4 pages) 163 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critique of the punishments in Dante's Inferno

ut of Florence, as was the custom at those times. After being exiled from Florence, Dante wrote The Divine Comedy which consisted of three books, one of which was the Inferno. The Inferno tells what D ...

(2 pages) 68 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Spiritual Rebirth: A Journey Towards a New Beginning

ritual rebirth, or simply insight into ones' self, knowledge is gained and lessons are learned. The Divine Comedy of the Inferno, Gilgamesh, Everyman and "The Gift of Laughter" all illustrate journeys ... it is very much comparable to my life and my personal journeys that I undergo.In Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy of the Inferno, Dante's journey initiated with ignorance and concluded with comprehens ...

(9 pages) 63 1 4.6 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

What Dreams May Come and Dante's Inferno

nces in the hell represented in the movie What Dreams May Come and the Inferno of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.What Dreams May Come is a movie about two soul mates, Chris (Robin Williams) and Annie ... nie, back. Chris had a choice as to if he wanted to go down to hell but Dante did not. His trip was divinely ordained and orchestrated. His reason in going is because he has been wandering from the "T ...

(6 pages) 77 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


DANTEDante, Italian writer of poetry, wrote three books of divine comedy. One of the books is about hell, one about purgatory, and the last of them is about he ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

My reaction to Dante's Inferno

While I was looking back through all the freewrites I had written about Dante's The Divine Comedy I realized how much I had really progressed in my understanding of the poem itself, an ... ions I made about it. Through further reading and class discussions I was able to start looking The Divine Comedy with a whole new angle, allowing me to grasp Dante's message of being responsible for ... rds or punishes us for the life we led by sending us to heaven or hell. So when I began reading The Divine Comedy, I was trying to apply that overly simplistic view to the poem, and it led to a lot of ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A short but smooth work on Dante' s divine comedy.

In the the work of Divine Comedy, there is obvious order and system that Dante has created in his own mind. But as I sa ...

(3 pages) 25 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Dante and Montaigne: The Epitomes of Their Time Periods

strated epitomic belief and thought of their eras. One brilliant writer, Dante Alighieri, wrote the Divine Comedy during the Medieval Ages. During the Renaissance period Michel de Montaigne wrote the ... ason, meaning, and order. The meaning, reason, and order were part of God's plan for the world. The Divine Order was achievable by each individual. In order to represent this idea Dante made the map o ...

(5 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Dante and the Popes

Some people think that the divine comedy is a piece of religious literature, but in reality it is a political device that Dante ... se he was a White Guelph. It was because of these events, that Dante began writing his trilogy that divine comedy. He uses this book is a way to get back in his political enemies such as Celestine and ...

(7 pages) 14 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Dante and Beatrice: His Ultimate Perfection

uite possibly one of the greatest writers in history. He is best known for his three part work: The Divine Comedy. His strange and tumultuous life and experiences were the basis for the plot, and many ... only the tip of the iceberg of the works that Beatrice would be featured in. Dante’s work, The Divine Comedy, is arguably his most famous. He wrote it during the last thirteen years of his life ( ...

(8 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Annotated Bibliography for Dante and the Popes

e and what he did that Dante didn't like.Gallagher, Joseph. A Modern Reader's Guide To Dante's: The Divine Comedy. "Outline of the Inferno." Liguori/Triumph. 1999: 4-6.This source gives an outline of ... i-10.This source goes into some detail about the philosophy of Dante and how you can find it in The Divine Comedy. It talks about how Dante incorporated philosophy into his writings and talks about so ...

(4 pages) 34 0 4.5 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Cantaberry Tales Compare To Inferno

nferno This study will explore the themes of innocence and guilt in the "Hell" section from Dante's Divine Comedy and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The study will focus on the uses each author makes of ... frey. Troilus and Cressida and The Canterbury Tales. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1987.Dante. Divine Comedy. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1987.

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


ies Gemma Donati, with which he has four children. 1300 in the supposed date of the journey of "The Divine Comedy." 1306 is believed to be the year Dante begins writing the comedy, in 1314 Infer ... 1306 is believed to be the year Dante begins writing the comedy, in 1314 Inferno is published."The Divine Comedy," is divided into 3 sections: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Each one of the ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature